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blank

1. a plate or plug used to seal an aperture
2. a piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc
3. Archery the white spot in the centre of a target

blank

[blaŋk]
(analytical chemistry)
In a chemical analysis, the measured value that is obtained in the absence of a specified component of a sample and that reflects contamination from sources external to the component; it is deducted from the value obtained when the test is performed with the specified component present. Also known as analytical blank.
(design engineering)
(electronics)
To cut off the electron beam of a television picture tube, camera tube, or cathode-ray oscilloscope tube during the process of retrace by applying a rectangular pulse voltage to the grid or cathode during each retrace interval. Also known as beam blank.
(engineering)
The result of the final cutting operation on a natural crystal.
(metallurgy)
A semifinished piece of metal to be stamped or forged into a tool or implement.
A semifinished, pressed, compacted mass of powdered metal.
Metal sheet prepared for a forming operation.
(ordnance)
Ammunition which contains no projectile but which does contain a charge of low explosive, such as black powder, to produce a noise.
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Step 3--Using your other hand, apply downward pressure to the rod blank as you roll the blank along a smooth surface.
Point Blank Enterprises said it expects the merger to provide for the next generation integrated system that will maximise protection, optimise wearing comfort and promote the image of public safety personnel.
However, each bank has their own policies and some do not give out these facilities if a blank cheque is not issued.
The official said, 'More than 90 percent of bank customers do not know that blank cheques cannot be used as evidence against them in a court case.
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This pressurized fluid is directed to the peripheral surface of the blank through the bypass holes and also this high pressure fluid leak out between the blank and both the blank holder and die.
In the country's 26 other districts, blank and invalid ballots could not have determined the outcome of any race, and the voting was mostly one-sided.
Blank Rome also announced that Raymond Mun Sang Kwok has joined Blank Rome Solicitors & Notaries in Hong Kong as partner in the Firm's Real Estate Development group.
At age 14, Blank began modeling, which furthered her interest in beauty.
of America was once known primarily as a blank audio tape brand that expanded into the videocassette and floppy disk markets.
New Multiple-Line blank for fire and casualty insurers to accommodate the transition to combined property/liability coverages written by a single insurer.
While vehicle manufacturers have taken to tailored blanks with various levels of deployment, Volvo Cars is most enthusiastic.